Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla and Cupeno Indians
|Regions with significant populations|
|United States ( California)|
|English, Cahuilla language|
|traditional tribal religion
Christianity (Roman Catholicism)
|Related ethnic groups|
|other Cahuilla and Cupeño tribes|
Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla and Cupeno Indians is headquartered in Warner Springs, California. They are governed by a democratically elected tribal council. Their current tribal spokesperson is Shane Chapparosa.
The Cahuilla and Cupeño languages are closely related and are part of the Takic language family. Cupeño and Cahuilla are endangered. Alvino Siva, an enrolled tribal member and a fluent Cahuilla language speaker, died on June 26, 2009. He preserved the tribe's traditional bird songs, sung in the Cahuilla language, by teaching them to younger generations of Cahuilla people.
Notable tribal members
- Katherine Siva Saubel (March 7, 1920 – November 1, 2011), scholar of Indian language and culture, co-founder of the Malki Museum, and former Los Coyotes tribal chairperson
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- Waldner, Erin. "Cahuilla elder, one of last fluent in language, dies." The Press-Enterprise. 9 July 2009 (retrieved 17 May 2010)
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- James, Harry Clebourne (1968) . The Cahuilla Indians. Morongo Indian Reservation: Malki Museum Press (Westernlore Press). ASIN B0007HDH7E. LCCN 60010491. OCLC 254156323. LCC E99.K27 J3 ASIN B0007EJ4OM
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